Monday, December 29, 2008
I just wanted to remind everyone that this Saturday is the wedding show. If you are planning to attend be sure and stop by our booth. I love to meet readers of my blog.
Attending the show is really exciting for brides and grooms. It can also be somewhat overwhelming. Avoid show burn out by following these easy steps:
Have in mind what you are looking for. Don’t let every pretty thing you see sway your plans.
Vendors will have lots of “sign up now for a discount” offers. Unless you have done your homework and know that this is the vendor you want to hire, don’t be pushed into a decision. Ask for a day or two to get back to them. This will allow you some time to go home, review things and check references. Sure you may lose out on the vendor, but better losing out than hiring a vendor that turns out to not be what you want.
Wear comfortable shoes, this is not the time to bring out the stilettos. You are going to be doing lots of walking and standing.
Stop by every booth you’re interested in and pick up their information. Yes, you are given a bride’s bag when you arrive at the show, but be aware vendors had to pay to put their information in that bag. Not every vendor’s info will be included. So go by the booths and pick up the information. Do not count on it being in the bag.
Print out your email, address and phone number on a sheet of stickers. Instead of having to take time to fill in each give away card, you just slap on a sticker and go.
Speaking of email addresses, be sure you set up a new email account to give to wedding vendors. You don’t want all those “hire me” emails coming to your personal account. Make one you use only for the wedding.
See you at the show!